Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Graduate Student Research Conference 2011

The Graduate Student Research Conference 2011 (GSRC-2011) is a conference organized and presented by the graduate students in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

E-book survey + chance to win and iPad

Students: take the ebrary e-book survey, and get entered to win an iPad. The survey is about your use of e-books, and it takes less than 20 minutes (though most questions are optional, so you can make it as quick as you like!)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

JSTOR releases free early journal content

JSTOR announced last week that they would be releasing all their pre-1923 journals for free. This includes almost half a million articles from over 200 journals. The content is being released gradually, starting this week, and will be accessible alongside our three current JSTOR collections (Arts and Sciences I & II + Math and Statistics) via You can also browse the list of newly available content by discipline or by title.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Database Access Issues

We are experiencing some server issues, causing some of our databases to load slowly, or be temporarily unavailable. If you are having problems accessing any of our online resources, please report it @

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall workshops @ the library

Thursday, September 15, 1-2 p.m. – Serious social networking

Learn about online tools you can use to craft a professional presence and network on the web, while protecting your reputation and privacy.

Thursday, September 29, 1-2 p.m. – Searching the deep web

The deep web, also known as the invisible web, consists of content that you won't find through general internet searching. Search engines have difficulty indexing certain kinds of web pages (i.e., PDFs and dynamically-created pages), but there are tools to help you find this "hidden" information. This workshop will introduce you to searchable databases and explain why some pages are "invisible" to search engines.

Thursday, October 13, 1-2 p.m. – Using LaTeX for your dissertation or thesis

The library provides a LaTeX template that contains all of the formatting required for doing your dissertation or thesis. We will be holding a workshop to go over how to use the template and the different ways to create a bibliography using BibTeX for your paper.

Thursday, October 27, 1-2 p.m. – Using RefWorks to manage references

RefWorks helps you organize and manage your references as you work on a paper or project.  Learn how to move references directly from the databases to your own RefWorks account, cite your sources easily, create bibliographies, and insert references into your research paper as you write it.

Thursday, November 10, 1-2 p.m. – Analyzing your citations using Scopus & Google analytics

Citation searching and bibliometrics can help you determine how much impact an author has in a field and which journals are the best in a field.  This workshop is important for students, researchers, and faculty thinking about publishing, writing a thesis or dissertation, or applying for promotion or tenure.

Thursday, December 1, 1-2 p.m. – Investment and company research

The library’s access to business & industry databases can help you with your job searching, personal investing, and course work.  We’ll discuss Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage, Value Line, Lexis-Nexis Academic, Datamonitor Reports, Plunkett Research, and Gartner Research.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Need a little relaxation?

The Cortiva Institute-Hoboken Campus is offering a reduced rate for 1-hour massages ($25) for Steven's Institute students, faculty and staff at their Student Massage Clinic-Massage Therapy Center.